1. WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"There is the idea with the signing of David Beckham that money grows on those palm trees. There are very few players who merit that sort of contract. So there are daily reality checks that I go through with agents all over the world, who run to our perceived wealth."
-- Alexi Lalas, president of the Los Angeles Galaxy, on the salary demands of prospective MLS stars. (London Times)

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